Courteeners made their triumphant return last night, celebrating 10 years of the debut album St. Jude at King George’s Hall, Blackburn. The band last played at the We Are Manchester charity gig alongside Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Blossoms and more, before frontman Liam Fray headed out on a solo UK acoustic tour.
The band have since released two re-wired tracks from their upcoming reboot of the breakthrough album, with ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ and ‘Fallowfield Hillbilly’ the first two releases. So, how did the Middleton four-piece fare last night?
Fray & co kicked things off with 13 tracks from the band’s early days, ending on a mid-set trio of acoustic tracks from Liam – which included firm fan favourite ‘Smiths Disco’.
Courteeners went on on to play tracks from their follow-up albums, before ending the set with two of St. Jude’s biggest hitters – in the shape of ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ and ‘What Took You So Long?’. Here is the setlist in full:
Courteeners Setlist: King George’s Hall, Blackburn (21/03/18)
Bide Your Time
No You Didn’t, No You Don’t
If It Wasn’t For Me
Kings of the New Road
How Come (Liam Solo)
Yesterday, Today & Probably Tomorrow (Liam Solo)
Smiths Disco (Liam Solo)
Are You In Love With A Notion?
No One Will Ever Replace Us
Here Come the Young Men
Not Nineteen Forever
What Took You So Long?
Let us know your thoughts on the setlist. Any surprise inclusions or omissions?
Courteeners’ next gig will be on Friday night at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the Teenage Cancer Trust. They will also be headlining Neighbourhood Weekender and Truck Festival in 2018, on top of various other festival slots and a big homecoming gig at Manchester Arena.